Pied à Terre reviews
Halibut was small and overcooked; the lamb, although it looked correctly cooked - i.e. pink and juicy - was rather tough; the strong herbs in the lamb shank boudin took away the flavour of the meat, which was otherwise cooked perfectly; the cheese course was just 2 cheeses, both very strong flavours; the sweets were OK but nothing very special. In addition, we were given the wrong cutlery and were given an expresso coffee in error. The petits fours, however, were excellent - very interesting.
by In heaven, 21 Mar 2010
by Den Ears, 01 Mar 2010
by Food Filly, 17 Sep 2009
Being early, I am lucky, and they seat me up front, next to the windows of red, gray & clear shattered glass.
There are fashionable recessed halogen lights, but not enough of them to make reading the menu easy.
The serving plate is of speckled clear glass with a wide, curved up silver edge and a handpainted red sunflower on it. There are heavy glass water tumblers, and white linen tablecloths.
Very little English is spoken by the waiters, they mainly speak French.
A small plate of green olives is brought.
There will be an eight course meal tonight, and the menu has a notice that one pound (Two dollars at today's currency translation rates) is added to every bill and given to charity for Action Against Hunger.
There is stamped unsalted butter accompanying a bread basket of 5 choices. I have both the plain and the tomato, both freshly baked, delicous and light.
The amuse bouche consists of 4 bites of ??? I can't understand what the waiter says. They are also presented on a shattered glass plate in the shape of a small, raised rectangle.
a ragout of chick peas begins the meal, followed by avocado carpaccio, carmelized endive salad with watercress gelee, parpadelle pasta with camembert sauce & cucumber balls, and a puff pastry with mushroom & black truffle.
A cheese course is next.
The first dessert is a walnut passion fruit mousse. It is superb, creamy, just sweet enough, lovely. I wanted another...
Then comes a chocolate tart with macadamia nut mousse.
I end the meal with a delicious hot mint tea, and the waiter brings the final treat. 6 tiny bite desserts on a curved shattered glass tray.
The presentation at Pied a Terre is lovely, but on the whole, the food was tasteless - I would not eat here again, despite its Michelin 2 star rating.
by Loving Annie (7 reviews), 03 Apr 2008
by Rosiepose, 23 Jan 2007
by crimson (32 reviews), 12 Sep 2004
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